CPC Logistics Innovative Workers Compensation Program Recognized For Leadership by WorkCompCentral

WorkersCompCentral Comp Laude Awards 2016 Honor Roll Recipient

Chesterfield, MO – CPC Logistics, North America’s leader for providing permanent Class A truck drivers to private fleets, was recently recognized with the prestigious Comp Laude™ 2016 Honor Roll Award by WorkCompCentral in Burbank CA on November 5.

Comp Laude™ Awards were established in 2011 by WorkCompCentral, the workers compensation industry portal for news and education. These awards recognize outstanding contributions and achievements in the workers compensation space. CPC Logistics was nominated for this recognition by an independent medical practitioner, which recognized CPC’s commitment to improving its return to work program for injured workers.

Pictured with Comp Laude award are (l-r): John Bickel Jr.-Vice President of Risk Management, Anne Alabach-Workers Compensation Manager, Ashley Sgambelluri-Third Party Administrator Supervisor, Michael Perry-Claim Supervisor, Jacinda Hayes-Department Assistant

Pictured with Comp Laude award are (l-r): John Bickel Jr.-Vice President of Risk Management, Anne Alabach-Workers Compensation Manager, Ashley Sgambelluri-Third Party Administrator Supervisor, Michael Perry-Claim Supervisor, Jacinda Hayes-Department Assistant

“CPC has invested heavily in improving every element of the experience an injured worker goes through when a workplace injury happens,” said Anne Alabach, Workers Compensation Manager at CPC Logistics. “This investment has resulted in improved outcomes, and in many cases fewer days missed due to injury because of the way CPC manages each case.”

Alabach highlights CPC’s work with industry leading partners such as ReEmployability™ and 2nd.MD for helping shape the company’s program improvements. In shaping program improvements, Alabach pointed to a couple specific examples of ways in which these partners improve outcomes:

ReEmployAbility Case Study:

  • Employee started working at Habitat for Humanity to help transition back to full-duty.  While in the program, employee was continuing to make progress medically toward a full recovery. Employee constantly communicated gratitude about being able to do good while recovering  from injury. Employee quotes: “I Cannot mention how beneficial that program was to help me through this time while I was out.” “The sense of purpose and the continued schedule made this time a lot easier.” This employee even received an award from Habitat for Humanity for the work provided while there.

2nd.MD Case Study:

  • Employee was being told from treating physician that back surgery may be required.  Employee mentioned concerns about the idea of back surgery numerous times.  Employee was provided the opportunity to speak with a 2nd.MD physician and was given additional avenues for recovery.   Employee followed 2nd.MD treatment plan and returned to full-duty, without the concern of having to worry about possible setbacks from back surgery. Employee was extremely thankful for the opportunity to speak to someone else and be given a new treatment path.

“These are just two examples of the additional care each one of CPC’s workers compensations claims receive,” Alabach said. “We believe whole-heartdely that our collaboration between our partners and our valued employees makes a huge difference in arriving at the best possible outcome, and we are thrilled that WorkCompCentral recognized us for it.”

About CPC Logistics

CPC Logistics, based in Chesterfield, MO, is North America’s leading provider of transportation & logistics personnel. Founded in 1973, CPC employs Class A CDL Drivers, warehouse personnel & logistics management specialist to leading private transportation fleets.

About WorkCompCentral

Based in Camarillo, Calif., WorkCompCentral produces daily news, continuing education courses and other live events and can be reached at 805-484-0333 and via www.workcompcentral.com.

NPTC Recognizes 18 National Driver All-Stars

Released: September 22, 2015
For More Information Contact: Gary Petty (703) 838-8876

DULLES, VA – Eighteen private fleet truck drivers who have demonstrated high performance standards against their peer drivers throughout the country based on customer service, safety, adherence to company standards, regulatory compliance, and community service have been honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) as National Driver All-Stars. The award, co-sponsored by International Truck/Navistar, Inc., was presented at a ceremony that took place in conjunction with NPTC’s National Safety Conference, September 10-11, 2015.

NPTC 2015 All Stars CPC Logistics

Front Row: Scott Fencil, David Smith, Gerald Tainter, Claude Wiser
Back Row: Stephen Dixon, George Rockwell, James Henry
Not Pictured: Wesley Smith and Greg Robbins

“These drivers embody all the characteristics, skills and attitudes that are the heart of what enables the private fleet to continue to deliver exceptional levels of customer service,” according to NPTC President and CEO Gary Petty. “They are ambassadors, not only for their company, but for the entire private fleet community. We are honored to recognize these private fleet drivers for meeting high performance standards in the fields of customer service, safety and compliance.”

NPTC initiated the National Driver All-Stars program in 2009 to recognize those drivers of NPTC fleet member companies based on how they perform against their own internal customer service metrics. Specific measures of the recognition include:

  • Customer service (uniform/appearance; on-time deliveries; attitude/conduct; customer feedback; loading/unloading; cooperation)
  • Safety (number of DOT reportable accidents; number of OSHA reportable injuries; number of traffic violations verified by current MVR)
  • Compliance with company standards (attendance, attendance at safety meetings, training, paperwork, etc.)
  • Regulatory compliance (hours of service, DVIR, MVR, etc.)
  • Community service

Of the 18 Drivers in the 2015 class of All-Star Drivers, 9 are Drivers for CPC Logisitcs. This year’s CPC Logistics National Driver All-Stars are:

About NPTC

Founded in 1939, the National Private Truck Council is the only national trade association exclusively representing the interests of the private truck industry and corporate/business private truck fleet management. With an actively engaged leadership team of Board representatives, member volunteers and staff, NPTC in the past decade has grown significantly to serve a rising professional class of private fleet practitioners meeting the challenges of modern corporate transportation. NPTC is the leading learning resource center, government affairs advocate, and business networking culture for America’s top private fleet and supplier member companies.  The Council produces benchmarking, best practices, and economic data reports on the private fleet market; administers the highly regarded Certified Transportation Professional (CTP) training program, and conducts some of the most successful events in the trucking industry including the Annual Conference and Trade Show, the Private Fleet Management Institute, and the National Safety Conference. For more information about the Council’s activities and programs, visit our website at www.nptc.org.

CPC’s Nathan Tandal chosen as NPTC Hall of Fame Driver for 2014

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Four truck drivers who have together logged more than 12 million miles of safe driving in approximately 146 combined years of service were honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and inducted into the NPTC/Lytx, Inc. Driver Hall of Fame during the Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 13-15, 2014 in Cincinnati, OH.

The drivers are from NPTC member companies and have met the minimum qualifications of 20 years, three million miles or 50,000 hours of driving without a preventable accident. Many of the drivers have far exceeded these qualifications and are known for having made significant contributions to their industry and their communities. Since its inception, 104 drivers have been installed in the Driver Hall of Fame.

This year on of the Driver Hall of Fame inductees is our own…

Nathan Tandal with CPC Logistics, Inc. assigned to Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, LLC in Federal Way, WA

In 38 years of driving, Nathan has driven more than three million miles without an accident or a moving violation of any kind. Nathan learned to drive working for his father’s auto wrecking business on the island of Oahu, Hawaii at the age of 16, hauling junk cars that had already been crushed and loaded onto a flatbed. Two years later, he joined the U.S. Army as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Operator. While serving, he drove buses, semi-troop carriers, and other heavy equipment in the United States and abroad. He received 11 Meritorious Service Medals, six achievement Ribbons, five Expert Skill Badges; nine Career & Advance Individual Training Schools, including National Defense Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal, just to name a few.

After receiving an Honorable Discharge, he started working for Penske Truck Leasing in Tukwila, WA as a fueler, garage man and repairman for the next four years. In 1999, he joined CPC Logistics, where he was assigned to the Bridgestone private fleet. There he has driven for nearly 1.2 million accident and violation-free miles. He is responsible for moving loaded trailers on a daily basis from the Bridgestone warehouse in Portland, OR to the drop yard in Tukwila, WA, a run of 332 miles a day.

 

8 CPC Drivers Chosen as NPTC Driver All-Stars for 2014

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DULLES, VA – Sixteen private fleet truck drivers who have demonstrated high performance standards against their peer drivers throughout the country based on customer service, safety, adherence to company standards, regulatory compliance, and community service have been honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) as National Driver All-Stars. The award, co-sponsored by International Truck/Navistar, Inc., was presented at a ceremony that took place in conjunction with NPTC’s National Safety Conference, September 11-12, 2014.

“These drivers embody all the characteristics, skills and attitudes that are the heart of what enables the private fleet to continue to deliver exceptional levels of customer service,” according to NPTC President and CEO Gary Petty. “They are ambassadors, not only for their company, but for the entire private fleet community. We are honored to recognize these private fleet drivers for meeting high performance standards in the fields of customer service, safety and compliance.”

NPTC initiated the National Driver All-Stars program in 2009 to recognize those drivers of NPTC fleet member companies based on how they perform against their own internal customer service metrics. Specific measures of the recognition include:

  • Customer service (uniform/appearance; on-time deliveries; attitude/conduct; customer feedback; loading/unloading; cooperation) 
  • Safety (number of DOT reportable accidents; number of OSHA reportable injuries; number of traffic violations verified by current MVR)
  • Compliance with company standards (attendance, attendance at safety meetings, training, paperwork, etc.)
  • Regulatory compliance (hours of service, DVIR, MVR, etc.)
  • Community service

This year’s CPC Logistics Inc. National Driver All-Stars are (pictured left to right): 

  • Thurman (Carl) Taylor, Moen, Inc.
  • Anthony Wilkerson, John Deere
  • Chad Minter, Walgreen Oshkosh, Inc.
  • Mark Mahan, Avery-Dennison
  • Billy (Steve) Couch, Hospira, Inc.
  • Mark Thompson, Land O’Lakes, Inc.
  • Robert Rice, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations
  • Mark Kemmerer, True Value Company

 

 

CPC Associate, Ken Wasiewicz, honored as a Hall of Fame Driver

Four truck drivers who have together logged more than 18 million miles of safe driving in nearly 170 years of service were honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) and inducted into the NPTC/Bridgestone Bandag Tire Solutions Driver Hall of Fame during the Annual Education Management Conference and Exhibition held April 28-30, 2013 in Cincinnati, OH.

The drivers are from NPTC member companies and have met the minimum qualifications of 20 years, two million miles or 50,000 hours of driving without a preventable accident. Many of the drivers have far exceeded these qualifications and are known for having made significant contributions to their industry and their communities. Since its inception, 100 drivers have been installed in the Driver Hall of Fame.

Our own associate, Ken Wasiewicz, from Glenwood, New Jersey, was one of the four drivers inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2013.

After earning his driver’s license at the age of 17, Ken learned how to drive a tractor-trailer while still attending school and working at the loading docks in his hometown. His driving career spans 41 years and 4 million miles; he has hauled general freight, cars, construction equipment, concrete, and paint. Since joining Benjamin Moore as assigned by CPC Logistics in 1994, he has traveled more than two million miles—many of which were in the New York metropolitan area—with no preventable accidents. Using the knowledge he learns as a member of his company’s Accident Review Board, Ken also works as a driver trainer where he instructs new employees in both defensive driving strategies and onboard technology operations. A 2012 NPTC National Driver All-Star, he was also recognized as the 2012 New Jersey Motor Truck Association Driver of the Year. Ken has been involved in several fundraising and volunteer events for veterans, the Special Olympics, and most recently Hurricane Sandy relief.

We are all proud of Ken’s accomplishments and are excited to have him join the other CPC drivers who have been inducted into the prestigious Hall of Fame.

Ken Wasiewicz, Antoinette Wasiewicz and Bob Boyich with Ken's Hall of Fame plaque.

Ken Wasiewicz, Antoinette Wasiewicz and Bob Boyich with Ken’s Hall of Fame plaque.

 

Ken also received a special award from CPC commemorating his induction to the Hall of Fame.  Bob Boyich presented the award to Ken at a special dinner during the NPTC Conference in Cincinnati.

Ken also received a special award from CPC commemorating his induction to the Hall of Fame. Bob Boyich presented the award to Ken at a special dinner during the NPTC Conference in Cincinnati.

 

David Mueller’s Kaizen Team Wins Logistics Challenge

David Mueller’s Kaizen team, aptly named the “Cincinnati Hoodlums”, won the Toyota North American Parts Operation Challenge for their efforts in reducing Sheet Metal Damage.  The Kaizen Challenge promotes the continual improvement process in transportation.  Congratulations to David and his entire team in receiving this pinnacle award!

David Mueller with the Kaizen Challenge Award

David Mueller with the Kaizen Challenge Award

 

Patience Is Key

Chris Trice is an exceptionally good truck driver. But he is also an uncommonly good person.

Delivering tires and automotive parts with exemplary levels of service and safety for Bridgestone Americas Tire Opera- tions for the past several years as a contract driver with CPC Logistics,Trice was chosen as an NPTC National Driver All-Star last year. While he obviously brings many top-notch professional skills to a difficult job, his personal qualities are the true keys of his success. Continue reading

NPTC Recognizes 18 National Driver All-Stars

HERNDON, VA – Eighteen private fleet truck drivers who have demonstrated high performance standards against their peer drivers throughout the country based on customer service, safety, adherence to company standards, regulatory compliance, and community service have been honored by the National Private Truck Council (NPTC) as National Driver All-Stars. The ceremony took place in conjunction with the group’s National Safety Conference earlier this month. Continue reading

CPC Logistics Forms A New Canadian Corporation

Chesterfield, MO – CPC Logistics, a national U.S.-based company specializing in contract truck driver and related logistics services, recently formed a new Canadian Corporation, Logistics Professionals Limited, that on August 1, 2008 finalized the acquisition of Huron Services Group Limited, a long-standing leading Canadian logistics firm and member of the Continue reading